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Upgrade of the timing system for Tore Supra long pulses

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7 Author(s)
Moulin, D. ; CEA, Centre d''Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, France ; Couturier, B. ; Ducobu, L. ; Le Luyer, M.
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The timing system is an essential part of the tokamak Tore Supra. It provides the synchronisation of all of the triggers necessary for a plasma discharge. Operational since 1988, it has been used for 26000 pulses of Tore Supra without significant change or upgrade. However in 1999 it has been undergoing a staged modernisation. Hence this new timing system with a designed flexible and open-ended architecture, together with a more user-friendly man-machine interface, is ready to accept new concepts which will be necessary for the control of long discharges (up to 1000 s)

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Real Time Conference, 1999. Santa Fe 1999. 11th IEEE NPSS

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